Firefox 2.0

Forum: Gtk2
Topic: Firefox 2.0
started by: meo

Posted by meo on Nov. 01 2006,14:46
Hi guys!

I'm currently using firefox- and it works good. But if someone is inclined and have the skills (which I lack) wouldn't it be nice to have the most uptodate version of firefox for DSL. That's what I think at least. So please create this extension someone!

Have fun out there in cyberspace (I have),

Posted by reidar on Nov. 09 2006,18:34
There is already a Firefox 2.0 in the testing area, and it's even compiled so that it works with stock DSL! Seems to work fine as far as I can tell, but unfortunately it doesn't have symlinks for the java runtime environment (DSL's uci ext.).


Posted by baron22 on Nov. 09 2006,20:55
This script was posted on xbox-scene forums and is working quite well on my xbox with x-dsl.Have fun

echo "Updating repositories list
sudo apt-get update
echo "
Making sure libstdc++5 and the old Firefox are installed
sudo apt-get -y install firefox libstdc++5
echo "
Backing up old Firefox preferences
cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla_backup
echo "
Changing to home directory
echo "
Downloading Firefox from the Mozilla site
wget -c < >
echo "
Unzipping the .tar.gz file
sudo tar -C /opt -x -z -v -f firefox-2.0.tar.gz
echo "
Removing the unzipped .tar.gz
rm firefox-2.0.tar.gz
echo "
Linking plugins
cd /opt/firefox/plugins/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/* .
echo "
Linking launcher to new Firefox
sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/firefox
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox
echo "
The new Firefox is installed."

All you have to do is save it in a text file called
Open EmelFM and find that file.
Write chmod a+x on the lower command terminal.
Then write ./ to start executing the script that will download and install Firefox.

Posted by meo on Nov. 10 2006,19:40
Well reidar!

It didn't exist until a couple of days after my request. Furthermore I have used it every day since it appeared in the myDSL repository.

Have fun,

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